I blog for my kids. I want them to know what I’m about, what I think and how I live. I want my kids and their kids to be able to read my blog after I’m gone and feel as if they know me, connect with me. I want to influence who they are and who they become. I want to guide their path, helping them to avoid my mistakes and take leaps of faith.

I also hope that my writing helps others in some of the ways I hope it helps my kids. Even with that hope, if I focus on writing for my kids rather than others, it makes me real, authentic and vulnerable. Writing for them pushes me to produce work that is more me and less fluff. It forces me to become the best version of who I am, the best version of who I want to become, and to write toward that.